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The Journey Home Paperback – 15 Oct 2012
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A thought-provoking story with a powerful message about conservation from an award-winning, rising illustrator and literary star…a beautiful book, full of things for parents to talk about with their children as they read it. --lovereading4kids.co.uk
This is a really thought-provoking book and parents will find the opportunity opens up for many discussions with their children. The illustrations are stunning and intriguing. This is a book which should become a classic. --http://www.parentsintouch.co.uk/
The sober message during an oceanic odyssey is one of ecological imperative. Go on guys and no skipping any pages. --Families Magazine, Nov issue
The subtle colours and grainy textures are woven together with simple text on high quality paper. They cleverly convey emotions and prompt readers to think about the world in which we all live. --Carousel, November issue
A lovely book with beautiful, slightly melancholy illustrations. --Mail on Sunday
A thought-provoking story explaining to children why we should look after our world. --Creative Steps, Dec issue
a beautifully imagined story with a huge heart…simple yet deeply effective storytelling. A wonderful book which deserves a huge audience --Bury Free Press, 8th March
this book marks Maurice Sendak protégé Preston-Gannon as one to watch. --Junior magazine, July issue
the illustrations inside help to bring the powerful story to life and make you want to turn the page --Pet Focus Magazine - August 13 Issue
About the Author
Frann Preston-Gannon is a London-based illustrator who graduated from Kingston University in 2010. In 2011 she was the UK's first recipient of a Sendak Fellowship and spent a month in residence working with the great Maurice Sendak. She was awarded a bronze in the no.8 3x3 Annual of contemporary Illustration for her unpublished children's work. The Journey Home is her first picture book.
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I bought this book to use with my Year 3/4 class and they absolutely loved it. My class used this book as the basis for their topic for the entire term and it was brilliant! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Rachel Henderson
Excellent story for children, it has given my daughter aged 4 some awareness of conservation and it's importance in a beautiful ilaistrated storyPublished 21 months ago by rhea simpson
I brought this book for my primary school. I did not use it myself as it was brought for the older children.Published on 26 Oct. 2013 by Kindle Customer
I like the idea of getting the conservation message across at a young age but I find it a little boring the way it is written and it therefore ends up at the bottom of the book... Read morePublished on 25 May 2013 by KathrynB